When migrating its database to a new server, MOKKA considered to perform a few data corrections and apply some procedural enhancements. The modifications fall into four major categories. 1. The integrity and scope of data were improved: besides some minor changes regarding the coded information of the records, the data of MOKKA was subjected to a new duplicate check mechanism and some special fields that add further information to the basic bibliographic description (table of contents data, item specific information such as provenance statements etc.) were paid a more serious attention. 2. Some of the previous processes of checking the quality of incoming data and those of handling volume information were changed to suit the workings of the member databases better. 3. Authority records, both name and subject authorities, created in member libraries were loaded into the MOKKA database to better the authority control and add further search possibilities to the database. At the same time preparations were made to accept new or updated authority records from the member libraries on a daily basis. 4. Some changes to the indexing of the database were also administered to widen the scope of available search options, making it possible to perform a very broad search against all important bibliographic fields on the one hand, and against some very specialised ones (possessors, binding).
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.